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Java example source code file (ExecReqThread.java)

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Java tags/keywords

clientconnectionmanager, exception, execreqthread, getconnthread, httpcontext, httpparams, httpprocessor, httprequest, httprequestexecutor, httpresponse, httproute, override, requestspec, throwable

The ExecReqThread.java example source code

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package org.apache.http.impl.conn;

import org.apache.http.HttpRequest;
import org.apache.http.HttpResponse;
import org.apache.http.conn.ClientConnectionManager;
import org.apache.http.conn.routing.HttpRoute;
import org.apache.http.params.HttpParams;
import org.apache.http.protocol.HttpContext;
import org.apache.http.protocol.ExecutionContext;
import org.apache.http.protocol.HttpProcessor;
import org.apache.http.protocol.HttpRequestExecutor;
import org.apache.http.util.EntityUtils;

 * Executes a request from a new thread.
public class ExecReqThread extends GetConnThread {

    protected final ClientConnectionManager conn_manager;
    protected final RequestSpec     request_spec;
    protected volatile HttpResponse response;
    protected volatile byte[]       response_data;

     * Executes a request.
     * This involves the following steps:
     * <ol>
     * <li>obtain a connection (see base class)
     * <li>open the connection
     * <li>prepare context and request
     * <li>execute request to obtain the response
     * <li>consume the response entity (if there is one)
     * <li>release the connection
     * </ol>
    public ExecReqThread(ClientConnectionManager mgr,
                         HttpRoute route, long timeout,
                         RequestSpec reqspec) {
        super(mgr, route, timeout);
        this.conn_manager = mgr;

        request_spec = reqspec;

    public HttpResponse getResponse() {
        return response;

    public byte[] getResponseData() {
        return response_data;

     * This method is invoked when the thread is started.
     * It invokes the base class implementation.
    public void run() {
        super.run();    // obtain connection
        if (connection == null)
            return;     // problem obtaining connection

        try {
                (ExecutionContext.HTTP_CONNECTION, connection);


            HttpRequest request = (HttpRequest) request_spec.context.
                (request, request_spec.processor, request_spec.context);

            response = request_spec.executor.execute
                (request, connection, request_spec.context);

                (response, request_spec.processor, request_spec.context);


        } catch (Throwable dart) {
            if (exception != null)
                exception = dart;

        } finally {
            conn_manager.releaseConnection(connection, -1, null);

     * Opens the connection after it has been obtained.
    protected void doOpenConnection() throws Exception {
            (conn_route, request_spec.context, request_spec.params);

     * Reads the response entity, if there is one.
    protected void doConsumeResponse() throws Exception {
        if (response.getEntity() != null)
            response_data = EntityUtils.toByteArray(response.getEntity());

     * Helper class collecting request data.
     * The request and target are expected in the context.
    public static class RequestSpec {
        public HttpRequestExecutor executor;
        public HttpProcessor processor;
        public HttpContext context;
        public HttpParams params;


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